This happened today, September 27

Lorraine Lilagan, Editor

1290 – Earthquake in Gulf of Chihli China, reportedly kills 100,000


1590 – Pope Urban VII dies 13 days after being chosen as the Pope, making his reign the shortest papacy in history.


1821 – Mexican empire declares its independence.

1864 – Battle at Pilot Knob American Civil War, Missouri; 1700 killed/injured.

1900 – Victory Theater at Republic, Belasco opened